The real reason Amelia Earhart is so famous

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • A carefully executed publicity campaign turned a pretty average pilot into an aviation legend.

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    Amelia Earhart is often thought of as the first or greatest female pilot of her time. But the real reason she is seen as an aviation legend comes from a carefully executed publicity campaign starting with her transatlantic passenger flight in 1928, which launched her out of obscurity and into celebrity status. From there, she pursued an ambitious career of record-breaking and stunts in order to stay in the headlines and fund her aviation career. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

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  • Minnie Earhart
    Minnie Earhart  2 days ago

    Amelia Earhart! Was related to my grandfather!George Earhart I think she still would've been alive, if she would'nt flown twice!

  • madmarvin99
    madmarvin99  7 days ago

    since we are done with this feminist myth, let us search for the real story of Jessica lynch

  • Samuel Roy
    Samuel Roy  21 days ago

    ❤️ This was beautiful.
    How exactly did she disappear and what exactly happened to her next?

  • Hamilton Coolidge
    Hamilton Coolidge  a months ago

    Lady "Luggage" Lindey
    She crossed the a piece of........yup...luggage
    A pilot???

  • Yora
    Yora  2 months ago

    Charles Lindberg was something like the 80th person to fly across the Atlantic.

  • Alan Ohms
    Alan Ohms  2 months ago

    The reason she was famous at that point has nothing to do with why she is still famous today. If it wasn’t for her disappearance she would’ve disappeared with time anyway.

  • Nikki mealey
    Nikki mealey  2 months ago

    So we're just going to ignore her mysterious disappearance? Ok then......

  • Olivia Breloski
    Olivia Breloski  2 months ago

    How did she disappear though????

  • Aly pixar
    Aly pixar  3 months ago +1

    Great video

  • Lucy
    Lucy  3 months ago

    i had no idea she was a social worker!

  • eden evolution
    eden evolution  3 months ago

    So if you're going to mention Bessie Coleman have the RESPECT to have a close up shot of who and what she is. An American African pioneer in aviation.. She more than earned that well rounded acknowledgement especially with additional obstacles she would have had to navigate to allow that to be her reality. If you're going to report history with the attempt at full disclosure, FULLY DISCLOSE. Thank you kindly!

  • Surabhi Kumari
    Surabhi Kumari  3 months ago +1

    Reads the title .

    Who is she ?

  • Neil Deep
    Neil Deep  4 months ago

    I envision a satire (humor on the way women were treated) biopic starring Rachel McAdams directed by Adam McKay having Bale, Carrell & Reynolds starring as various (may racist & sexist) icons at the time.

  • MrUnseen
    MrUnseen  4 months ago +1

    It's all about marketing. Gets you famous and or us president.

  • nickacelvn
    nickacelvn  4 months ago

    She crash-landed on Nikamaroro

  • Bajabugz
    Bajabugz  4 months ago

    Blah blah. And absolutely the worst navigator ever.

  • Arttective
    Arttective  4 months ago

    But I always knew about her because of her disappearance.

  • StuTheBru me
    StuTheBru me  4 months ago

    All them flyers yet not my great grandmothers cousin . Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) was one of the
    most influential and inspirational women of the twentieth century. She
    was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930 and
    set a string of other records throughout her career. and died helping the ww2 effort R I P

  • uthank pettukola
    uthank pettukola  4 months ago

    19 hours wow thats a long time

  • trill valley
    trill valley  4 months ago +1

    Felt like everyone in the USA In the 20’s/30’s were very daring & courageous